Boomerang for Microsoft Outlook
Do you get emails that are important but you don’t have the answer right now? Perhaps you need a couple of days to work out the details or check your schedule with others before responding? What happens? Does the email often get pushed to the bottom of the inbox, often never to be seen again until too late? Never again miss deadlines or forget to follow-up on a request to or from a client.
Boomerang is a fantastic little program that works like a pause button for your email messages! With Boomerang, you can prepare and set up responses to emails as you receive the information, or to remind you that something has to be completed by a deadline. This program will allow you to clear out your Inbox and not lose track of your important messages. You will be able to handle messages that need your attention now and still keep up with the ones that can wait or be handled later.
Currently, this version of the program works with Outlook 2007 and 2010 and comes with a free 30 day trial. Full purchase price of the Boomerang software is set at $29.95. It is also available for Google gmail users as an app added to the email account.
Because this program works like a pause button, you can schedule a time to deal with it later. No more losing messages with crowded Inboxes. Once you have scheduled a time to handle the original email, Boomerang will move the message from your Inbox to the stored folder (install creates one named Boomerang on your system), and will keep track of when the email needs to be placed back in your Inbox. Using Boomerang, your attention can be focused on the immediate, while being confident that the important things do not slip through the cracks. If like most people, emails that are not handled immediately tend to get so far down the page or moved to a folder never to be seen again…. Until the reminder of a missed meeting or deadline arrives! Another feature is being able to flag a message sent as a follow-up. Emailed a client regarding a late payment? Flag that email to be recalled in a set time in the future as a reminder to follow-up on receipt of payment.
For emails that contain meeting times, flight schedules or appointments, Boomerang will automatically suggest a reminder when an email is marked. You have the option of being reminded of the event the day before, a few hours before, or at a specific time of your choosing.
Instead of filling your calendar with appointments just to remind yourself to follow-up on an email sent to a client, or a calendar request for an appointment, let Boomerang remind you by retrieving your email sent at a predetermined time. This will prevent your calendar from becoming overloaded while allowing you to stay on top of important meetings and follow-up.
Secure on your system
Boomerang fits in your Outlook without making any changes to your account settings. It runs quietly in the background and does not slow your processing time at all!
Reminders and emails never leave your computer. Files are not stored off somewhere on the net, but are safe and secure on your computer. Because no information or files leave your computer, Boomerang is safe and secure to use in Outlook.
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